Jane Willow is a Dublin-based Dutch-turned-Irish musician. She’s performed at Vicar Street, Whelan’s, Temple Bar Tradfest, Body & Soul and Electric Picnic. She’s opened for Glen Hansard, The Unthanks, Lisa Hannigan, Paddy Casey, Andy Irvine, Kíla, David Kitt, Aoife Scott and Mark Geary.
On her debut EP ‘Onward Still’ (Nov 2018) Jane collaborated with musicians Dave Hingerty (drums: Glen Hansard, Josh Ritter) and Vyvienne Long (cello: Damien Rice). In 2019 her single ‘The Fool’ reached the finals of Radio Nova Discovered with radio DJ Colm Hayes picking it as his favourite song.
Jane's debut album ‘Burn So Bright’ (November 2021) takes influences from Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake and Richard Hawley. It features Jane’s band and string quartet. With string arrangements by Joe Csibi (Head of RTE Concert Orchestra). With Dave Hingerty on drums (Glen Hansard, Josh Ritter) and guest performances by Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Pat Byrne and more.
In 2021 Jane worked with the RTE Concert Orchestra on an orchestral version of her song 'Let There Be Light' for Women's Day. On May 21st and 22nd 2022 Jane plays two double headline shows with Steve Wickham (The Waterboys) in Galway (Roisin Dubh) and Dublin (The Cobblestone).
In early 2022 Jane became a recipient of The Agility Award from the Arts Council. She intends to use the award to write new songs. Her new material will focus in on her ethereal vocals with a more sparse and intimate production style similar to Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief).
An impressive vocal talent - Hotpress
"one of the strongest creative artists I’ve witnessed in recent years." - Joe Csibi (Head of RTE Concert Orchestra)
“Jane Willow has made a serious impression on those that value craft and musicality above all else.” - The Irish Times (Tony Clayton-Lea)
“Jane Willow’s otherworldly voice and serene musicality pulls you into a wonderfully crafted songspace. Luminous, peaceful, comforting and uplifting all at once.” - Fiachna Ó Braonáin (RTE Radio 1)